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Korowai Tribe Papua 7 Days

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7 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people




The Korowai tribes in West Papua live in the least explored jungles of the world, in high tree houses and very isolated territory. They did not know about a world beyond them, until 1970. Until today they remain dependent on the forest and have excellent hunting and fishing skills. During this tour we will travel deep into the southern lowland forests of Indonesian New Guinea. You need to be fit for the trip.


Korowai Tribe 7 Days
Day 01: Arrival Merauke - Flight to Kepi (L,D)

Arrival with an early morning flight in Merauke. In Merauke we will pick you up and continue by small airplane to Kepi. This flight is estimated to depart around 10.00 AM (subject to change). We will fly mainly over swamp area over lowland forests and after a 45 minutes’ flight we can see the small town of Kepi below us. Upon arrival in Kepi we will check in to our hotel. It is the best hotel in town. In Kepi we will buy our last food supplies for our adventure into the Korowai territories.
Accommodation: Hotel Avista - Best Room

Day 02: Kepi to Yaniruma (B,L,D)

Very early departure from Kepi to Kali Tiga. We will use a small speedboat that can carry a maximum of 4 people and that is flexible and light enough to maneuver through the challenging swamp areas and rivers. From Kali Tiga we will continue to Senggo. Here we will have a short break and lunch. We continue to Basman. If the river tide is low, we will have to overnight in Basman and continue to Yaniruma the next day. If the river tide is high, we will continue by small local long boat to Yaniruma today and overnight in one of the local tree house camps of the Korowai tribes. In Yaniruma we will be able to see high tree houses. The trip of today will be tired and long, but the scenery rewarding. Along the way from Kepi to Yaniruma we will have the chance to see the local people with their local daily activities such as fishing and we will pass exotic swamp sugar canes.
Accommodation: Jungle Camp

Day 03: Tree Houses (B,L,D)

From Yaniruma we go back to Basman and from here we will trek to Mu village which takes approx. 3 hours. The trek is through lowland forest and swampy terrains. We will visit Janger village and overnight in a jungle camp near the tree houses of the Korowai Tribes. Here we will join and learn the local life style of the Korowai Tribes, that still live very traditional and are fully dependent on the forest.
Accommodation: Jungle Camp

Day 04: Korowai Tree Houses & Daily Activities (B,L,D)

Today we will join the Korowai people in their daily activities in their forest, with one of the highlight to see the traditional preparation of the Sago palm processing. A full day to learn, join and live alongside these peoples.
Accommodation: Jungle Camp

Day 05: Back to Kepi (B,L,D)

From Janger village, we well make a trekking back to Basman and head back to Kepi. We will overnight in the same hotel.
Accommodation: Hotel Avista - Best Room

Day 06: Flight to Merauke (B)

Transfer to Airport Kepi and flight with small aircraft back to Merauke. From Merauke a short transfer to your hotel. You will stay in a good western hotel with good facilities.
Accommodation: Swiss Bel Hotel - Superior Room

Day 07: Transfer to Airport (B )

Morning leisure until transfer to your next destination.

Due to the very adventures character of this trip, the route to Korowai is subject to change without prior notice
When staying in a 'Bivak' there is no electricity available. We advise travelers to bring extra batteries and a power bank.
Travelers should bring own sleeping bag / sleeping mat and mosquito net.
There are no (bed) rooms in the jungle camp, so you will sleep in a shared area
Flight from Merauke - Kepi, are only operating from Mon - Fri. There are not flights on Sat & Sun
Transfers are non stop and drivers do not speak English


  • Accommodation as mentioned is based on twin shared and for the odd number is based on a single room (in hotels only)
  • Meals as mentioned
  • Return Flight Merauke - Kepi - Merauke
  • Transfer Airport Kepi - Hotel Avista
  • Transfer Hotel Avista - Harbour
  • Local Guide to Korowai 6 Days
  • Return Charter Speed boat Kepi - Senggo - Tizain - Basman
  • Local Guide on location in Korowai
  • Porters
  • Donations Villages
  • Sago Processing
  • Transfer Harbour - Hotel Avista
  • Transfer Hotel - Airport Kepi
  • Transfer Airport Merauke - Swiss Bel
  • Transfer Swiss Bel - Merauke Airport
  • Travel Permit
  • Other Flights
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Tips
  • Personal Sleeping Bag, Sleeping Matt, Blanket, Towels (except when staying in a hotel)


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